There are a few things in the home that aren’t disposable items. Outside of full room renovations, things like large appliances, furniture and structural elements aren’t bought with the anticipation that they’ll need to be replaced within a year or two. Your furniture, in particular, will feel the impact of everyday use more than most items in your home.
Sofas and chairs reflect a real financial investment in your home. That said, over time, you’re going to expect that they’ll begin to show signs of wear and tear, especially if you have children or pets in the home. Little by little, month by month, the once pristine lounge set that once graced your home is going to start looking its age. The answer doesn’t necessarily have to be a replacement. Maybe it can be reupholstered, but how would you know? Let’s take a look.
Your sofa is probably never going to be as comfortable as it is on the day it arrives. Comfortable sofas and chairs are the main features of your living room furniture, but that comfort does get compromised with all the sitting and relaxing it’s asked to support.
If it’s an issue with back cushions, then they can easily be replaced with new fillings when they become flat or saggy, but the sofa is a different matter. The sofa cushions that you sit on will eventually lose their firmness, and the arms can fray. Not only that but the springs within will eventually start to lose their flexibility to bounce back.
If this is the case, then you’re going to need an expert craftsperson and upholsterer to work their magic. Don’t think that reupholstering a sofa is only used to preserve antique furniture, modern bespoke furniture can also benefit from it.
Reasons For Furniture Reupholstery
Even with the best will in the world, sooner or later, your furniture will start to show the fabric-related scars of everyday living. In other words, stains! Dropped food and spilt drinks can stain the material and there’s only so much a throw cushion or fleece can do to hide those stubborn stains. Constant scrubbing or trying so-called ‘life hacks’ never seem to work perfectly. But before you give up, think about furniture reupholstery. You might even be able to play with colour and texture to make it look as good as new all over again.
Anyone with very young children or unruly pets will know that it’s only a matter of time before the fabric on your sofa or favourite chair will get damaged. Whilst your home insurance might cover it, is it worth paying the excess and larger premiums next year when you can reupholster it? Even when the edges start to fray, it might not seem too bad initially, but ignoring these small issues will soon escalate. It’s not just the pets and kids that can cause problems. If your furniture is subjected to constant sunlight, then it will gradually fade and the structure of the material will thin causing problems in later years.
As we touched upon earlier, when you talk about furniture reupholstery, most people only consider that antique pieces will need it, but the real joy of it comes when you realise any sofa, any chair, any chaise-lounge can benefit from it. When money is tight, it’s important to be able to look after the things you’ve worked so hard to ensure they last as long as possible. Getting an expert to revitalise your furniture through quality reupholstery begins to look like the very best option in many cases.
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